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Parker tennis gains sweep; Craig shutout

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Gazette staff
September 16, 2011

Janesville Parker's girls tennis team closed the Big Eight Conference dual season in impressive style Thursday afternoon.


Parker High won all seven matches in a 7-0 win over Madison


La Follette. The victory was the first in school history over La Follette.


"Our kids are going in the right direction, and that's what I'm most proud of," said Parker coach Justin Long, whose team finished 4-5 in Big Eight duals. "Any time you beat a team in our conference 7-0, that's saying something."


Parker's No. 1 doubles team of Maddie Theisen and Kristen Zeilinger improved to 18-0 on the season with a straight set win. Becky Harmata, Meghann Hoag, Megan Mitchell and Emma Frerichs won at singles for Parker. Karissa Haney and Rosalie Sellman, along with Ashley Lindsey and Elizabeth Severance, completed the sweep in doubles.


Parker hosts a seven-team invitational Saturday that features Milton, Lake Mills, Beloit Memorial, Lake Geneva Badger and Edgerton.


PARKER 7, LA FOLLETTE 0


Singles—Becky Harmata (JP) def. Maria Blechl, 6-2, 6-3; Meghann Hoag (JP) def. Sasha Okowski, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Megan Mitchell (JP) def. Kyla Fish, 6-4, 6-1; Emma Frerichs (JP) def. Sara Moldenhauer, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).


Doubles—Maddie Theisen-Kristin Zeilinger (JP) def. Megan Monson-Emilie Verhage, 6-3, 6-2; Karissa Haney-Rosalie Sellman (JP) def. Madeline Westburg-Molly Brunner, 6-1, 6-2; Ashley Lindsey-Elizabeth Severance (JP) def. Adama Gvede-Sehr Khan, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.


-- East 7, Craig 0—The shorthanded Cougars were no match for host Madison East in a Big Eight dual finale.


Craig finished the conference season at 3-6.


The Cougars play at the Oconomowoc Invitational on Saturday.


EAST 7, CRAIG 0


Singles—Jesse Rogers (ME) def. Kaylee Rossing, 6-0, 6-0; K. Bolz (ME) def. Leah Voskuil, 6-2, 6-4; E. Thiel (ME) def. Miranda Mishleau, 6-0, 6-0; J. Peradowski (ME) def. Olivia Bolton, 6-0, 6-2.


Doubles—M. Douglas-H. Thiel (ME) def. Sarah Gray-Brooke Negus, 6-3, 6-2; S. Jimenez-N. Haurgen (ME) def. Hayley Hughes-Kenzie Trappe, 6-2, 6-1; A. Stoker-E. Barry (ME) def. Brandie Farrell-Ashley Johnson, 6-3, 6-1.



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